I am typing this on Thursday night with plans to post it on Monday. I need to organize my thoughts and coupons and lists and everything else, and what better way to do it than on my blog. I am sitting in our living room with a million coupons all around me. I have lofty plans to get super coupon organized this weekend. We'll see how that goes. I have scanned several store circulars and matched coupons and added up the dollars, and this is what I have come up with. And, by the way, I am exhausted and ready for bed.
I actually start my menu on Friday because Friday is pay day and when I shop. Friday mornings to be exact. Remember to go to menu planning Monday for more great dinner ideas.
Friday--grilled hot dogs, baked beans, chips
Saturday--dinner out with Scott
Sunday--frozen pizza (we have community group on Sunday nights, so this is what we always do).
Monday--16 bean soup, corn dog muffins (we had too many leftovers last week for me to ever make this recipe)
Tuesday--leftovers and/or chicken tetrazzini from the freezer, lima beans, rolls of some sort
Wednesday--leftovers and/or Turkey Bacon wraps and chips
Thursday--Taco Bake (this could change at the last minute. We'll see)
Breakfast--Kashi waffles (BIG sale at Target), South Beach Bars (BIG sale at Walgreens + coupons), yogurt (Kroger sale + coupons), multi grain cheerios (Kroger sale + coupons)
Lunch--PB & J, chex mix (sale + coupons), string cheese, yogurt (coupon), leftovers, fiber one bars (coupon), pasta salad made with multi grain pasta (coupon) with added protein (yummy, healthy, and fairly cheap), and any combination of the above that we feel like eating. Some of these things will also serve as afternoon snacks. I am more of a five small meals person than a 3 normal sized meals person, so I have to have my snacks. It's the blood sugar thing.
I am also purchasing some Pillsbury cookie dough which is on sale B1G1 plus I have a coupon. We will pull that out if we need a treat one night. Sarah will be in town this weekend, so I wanted to make sure we had something fun to eat while she so graciously watches Ada.
I always keep the "fixings" for fried rice and stir fry in the cabinets and fridge in case I change my mind about anything at the last minute. I am prone to do that from time to time. We'll see how it all goes. We are crossing our fingers for a super low grocery bill. Yikes. We'll see.
One last thing--I still have plenty of diapers, yea, and I already purchased milk for the week. And, of course, no diet coke.
UPDATE: One, I am actually posting this on Sunday night, but you get the idea. The point is to be organized for the week ahead. Our grocery bill came to about 74.00, which was more than I hoped for, but still good for a week's worth of food. I am working on getting it even lower. I did save 40.00 with coupons and my Kroger card. I worked hard to combine coupons with things that were already on sale.
I will be back tomorrow to post on Saturday's exciting Dave event. Stay tuned.